New technology to be integrated in classrooms
The first day of school at St. Rose St. Mary’s School in Clintonville brought some new faces to the staff and they are excited to share their enthusiasm, passion and knowledge with students and families.
Michelle Vosters will be taking over as principal starting at Christmas but is already spending a considerable amount of time getting to know the families and students. As principal, Vosters will share strategies and skills she has gained from 30 years of teaching, to nurture the growth and development of the educators. Vosters and her husband Vic have five children and some of her family’s favorite things to do include Lifest, camping, kickball and volunteering at church; basically, spending quality time together.
While not a new face to the St. Rose St. Mary’s staff, Mary Rose Morse will be the interim principal at St. Rose St. Mary’s School this fall until Christmas. Morse was the principal at St. Rose Sts Mary’s School from 2007-09 before moving to Burlington.
Morse moved back to Clintonville in 2012 at the same time St. Rose St. Mary’s expanded its school to include seventh and eighth grades. She has been teaching seventh and eighth grades at the school since. The school’s seventh and eighth grades grew from seven students that first year to 16 students last school year.
“I am most impressed with the students’ respect towards each other and teachers. They strive to do their best in their academics while building a community in the classroom,” Morse said.
Stephanie McGregor will be the new first and second grade teacher. She is a graduate of UW-Stout with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. McGregor enjoys being outside with her husband Matthew and her son Marshall, and doing various activities such as going for walks, swimming, playing at the park, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.
Matt Honensee will be teaching fifth and sixth grade. He is an alumnus of St. Rose and St. Mary’s School and earned a bachelor’s of science in Education at The College of Menominee Nation. Honensee goal is to instill a lifelong passion of reading and writing in all of his students.
John Smith will be teaching music at the school. Smith was born and raised in Oshkosh and joined his first vocal group at the YMCA in fifth grade. He has been teaching Social Studies for 15 years for the Menasha School District and is excited for the opportunity to teach children their full music potential.
Technology improvements will also take place this school year.
The upper classes will have iMac devices integrated into classrooms. iPads continue to be utilized in the younger classes. Kindergarten classes will have iPads provided on a one-to-one ratio. As part of the upgrade, teachers will receive onsite training and support as well as teacher guided AP customization ensuring the most beneficial classroom use.
St. Rose St. Mary’s Catholic School continues to provide quality faith based education and will always open the doors to students of all faiths. Those interested in learning more about the educational opportunities at St. Rose St. Mary’s School can call 715-201-9913.